November 3, 2019

Response from the Council motion, I supported:

A company called ‘Good Nature’ from New Zealand market the A24 trap in the UK, which is designed to trap rats and stoats. In New Zealand the same trap is marketed to trap rats, stoats AND hedgehogs.

The device is approved fo...

August 7, 2019

This evening I attended the resident drop in sessions at Achilles Street which is open every Wednesday in August from 2 pm to 8 pm in the community room on the ground floor of Fenton House on Achilles Street. It was great to chat with residents.

Finally, the mosque and...

July 30, 2019

A partnership project by St Catherine's Church, the Telegraph Hill Centre and BeBright Nursery will be running from 4-6pm on the following dates:

1, 6, 8, 13, 15 and 20 August. 

There will be different activities each day and free food for children and their families. Pl...

July 30, 2019

An update on the Tidemill development green area

The green area at the rear of Frankham House will not have temporary buildings or structures. The site compound and set up will be located within the existing hoarded car park to the rear of the school buildings. 


July 23, 2019

Hong Kong is governed by the principle of one country, two-systems since the handover from the UK to China in 1997. Underpinning this is a 50-year agreement guaranteeing Hong Kong's Basic Law.  

The Basic Law derives its authority from the Sino–British Joint Declar...

June 11, 2019

Lewisham Council is consulting on the borough-wide private landlord licensing sheme. 

Tell us what you think by going to:

The consultation ends on 20 August 2019

May 14, 2019

I've objected to the White Hart Pub planning application to convert the hotel part of it to flats on the following grounds:

Human Rights Act

Protocol 1, Article 1. This states that a person has the right to peaceful enjoyment of all their possessions, which includes the...

April 24, 2019

Tonight M&C approved a consultation on two new licensing schemes.

Why do we want to introduce two new licensing schemes?

Improving standards in private rented properties are critical as higher numbers of families, and single people are now relying on the private rented s...

April 21, 2019

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today announced that local authorities, suffering from years of Government cuts, will receive a share of his new £10m fund to help deliver more council homes.

Lewisham Council have been awarded £525,000 by the GLA from the Homebuildi...

April 21, 2019

Below is the result of the consultation on changes to bus routes 53 & 172 (amongst others). Cllr Dacres put in an excellent response for Lewisham, but TfL only partially listened. South East London could be better served by TfL. We do not have the same 'advantages' in...

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